Saturday, January 26, 2019

Circle of Life?

It’s the Circle of Life.” 

“Really?  We’re Primates!  We’re supposed to be eating leaves and picking berries!
What part of the circle of life is imprisoning highly bred animals, collecting semen from a bull by electrically shocking him, sticking your arm in a female cow with the semen, keeping her pregnant as often as possible then taking away each baby so you can drink the milk meant for her calves?” 

Why Would a God Send Different Important Messages?

If there were a god, wouldn’t he send out the same message to everyone? If it is crucial to “be saved” before you die, why did countless people live and die before “the savior” was even born? It seems to me that God would have given the same “important” message to every single human, from the start of time; yet the opposite is true. 

One thing Christians seem to change their minds on is the reason for different messages. Is the reason that different messages are being given to other people: “There are different, false gods” or “God knows what He is doing and we don’t have to understand why He gives out different messages?” It seems that it isn’t important, then, what we believe, because “God will judge depending on the circumstance.” I have heard many times from Christians that God will judge independently depending on all these differences. Why such monumental differences in religion and message and god in the first place? Why do other people hear a different god and savior talking to them in their heads, and some people don’t ever have a god talk to them, but still claim they have been sent a message?

We cannot ignore that different religions are based quite geographically and within certain time-frames in history. It looks more like people in certain areas have leaders that spread a certain message, so all the people in that area believe that message, more than, “God sends a different message to people in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, ancient Eridu, and Columbus, Montana.

Think about it – Why, if there is one all-powerful god, is God sending different messages using a different name and a different personality and even a call to a different savior? Is this a way to get them to believe, “Jesus died on the cross for your sins and you must repent, yadda yadda yadda?” Where are these messages really coming from?

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Challenged On Whether Dairy Cows and Goats Are Tortured

On Facebook, I received a comment that my friend's spouse's relatives were small scale dairy farmers and that they loved their cows like family, and that the business kept people fed in the area.  She challenged that I called dairy farming of cows and/or goats "torture."  This was my response:

I appreciate the concern and how caring your relatives are. However, I have not seen an animal farm business that is humane yet, and I have watched a lot of videos about humane farms. When you see cows in the field, it looks idyllic, and certainly farmers can be nice to cows most of the time. But let's examine what happens on just about every small dairy farm: 

Cows are usually branded. Would branding a human be torture? 

Dairy cows usually have their tails docked - cut partway off, without anesthesia. If we cut off a part of a human - say, a part of a finger, without anesthesia (or even with anesthesia) would that be torture?

Cows usually are disbudded or dehorned, usually without anesthesia. If humans had a part of their bodies burned off, wouldn't that be torture?

How did their cows become pregnant? Were they artificially inseminated? (Most likely) How often? Probably as often as possible after giving birth, so that the cows will be pregnant most of their lives in order to produce milk. Would that be torture for a human? 

What happened to the baby boy calves that were born to these cows who were pregnant over and over? (Usually they either become veal calves, are sold off to become veal calves, or they are shot or hit in the head.) Would that be torture for a human to have her son taken away or killed? 

What happens to the cows when they no longer can reproduce or give enough milk? (They were sent to slaughter or killed by the farmer. Usually sent to slaughter.) Would being taken from the farm and driven to a slaughterhouse to be killed be torture for a human? Would being deceived and killed by your caretaker be torture for a human?

If you still think I am wrong, please let me know why.

I expect not to get a reply, except for an unfriending.